Benenden, Kent Genealogy
Benenden St George is an Ancient Parish which includes the settlements of Iden Green, East End, Dingleden and Standen Street within the parish boundary .
The village and civil parish of Benenden are in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent County Council.
The Domesday Survey refers to a church
The church was mediaeval and was damaged by fire in the 17th century. The restored church of 1862 is the work of David Brandon.
Benenden School is an independent boarding school whose Alumni in the Princess Royal, Rachel Wissz actress and other notable journalists and civil servants.
In 1907 a chest hospital funded by trade unions and friendly societies was established here specialising in the treatment of tuberculosis.
This parish was within the Cranbrook registration district
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Original deposited registers are held at:
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
Fax: 01622 694379
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Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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